Birmingham Tragedy: House Fire Set By Dad Killed Two Ethiopian Children
Posted by addisethiopia on October 29, 2016
The little ones are called Tinsae (ትንሳኤ ) which means Resurrection & Fasika (ፋሲካ ) means Easter. Thier mother (her father) is named after the dearest Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Saint, Teklehaymanot.(አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት). The father of the children is a Muslim.
‘I heard the mum screaming, it was horrible and even now I can still hear her in shock.’
‘I never met the woman but the kids were in the garden playing on the trampoline. They sounded like really happy children. It’s sad to think I won’t hear their voices again.‘
Pictured: Tragic brother, eight, and sister, six, who were killed when their father torched their family home before he was found in a burned-out car 40 miles away
- Neighbours pulled the girl and boy from their home, but they later died
- Children have now been named locally as Fasika, six, and Tinesay, eight
- Father, who was found in car 35 miles away, said to be Endris Mohammed
Two ‘lovely’ children who died after their father allegedly torched their family home in a murder-suicide attempt have been pictured for the first time.
The six-year-old girl and her eight-year-old brother were pulled from the house in Hamstead, Birmingham, yesterday.
Their father, aged in his 30s, was found in the wreckage of a Vauxhall in Newcastle-under-Lyme at 7.15am on Friday, four hours after the building was set alight.
The children have been named locally as Fasika and Tinesay and their father is understood to be Endris Mohammed.
Neighbour, Ian Jameson, 54, said: ‘Their deaths have shocked my kids as well as everyone else.
‘He was such a lovely lad, it will be such a shock to not see them anymore.
‘I saw the dad now and again getting in and out of the car, I think he said hello once or twice in the year they’ve lived here.
‘I never met the mother, I’ve been here for 20 years and everyone seems to know everyone more or less but they kept themselves very much to themselves.’
Brian Ball, 66, a pensioner who has lived on Holland Road for 40 years, said: ‘The kids were golden.
‘My grandchildren would play with them in the street as they do.’
The children’s mother, Penil Teklehaimanot, 36 who works at Ashmill Residential Care Home did not suffer serious injuries and is now helping police as a witness.